An online casino recreates the atmosphere of a real casino by using digital virtual reality. A sofware installed on a server (host computer) allows you to manage the bets that are made on the Internet.
Basically the structure of an online casino is as follows:
- Website with information (graphics, sound, written text)
- A customer downloads
- The server that hosts the site and software
- The license to operate legally
The first online casinos make their appearance around the year 90. This is a new game structure that rapidly spreads like wildfire on the Internet. The first manufacturer of gaming software is Microgaming, which still produces and distributes programs that allow you to gamble.
The sofwtare houses all the classic casino games such as Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker, SlotMachine, Baccarat as the different variations for each one. For variant we mean a game that is structured similarly to a classic just mentioned but which has variations which may include graphics, bonus, or some rules.
Today the games are often developed with Flash technology, which allows the player to play directly online without having to download anything on your pc.
Many companies running online casinos are based in countries that do not impose excessive restrictions in both tax and bureaucratic. However to operate in some countries you need to buy a license which can cost tens of thousands of euro. Cost should be easily amortized given the profitability of the sector which has a large volume of business.
The management of an online casino is developed as follows:
- Create a company that will manage the casino
- To acquire a license
- Developing software for casino management
- Investing in marketing
Currently in Italy gambling is regulated by AAMS (Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies). Online casinos who have not purchased a license number from AAMS, operating illegally and therefore not recommended to play in these casinos, because there is a risk being blocked at any moment.